Much more than an OS

February 23rd, 2007
[ Linux ]

If you’re curious what ubuntu is really about and where it came from, a great place to find information is Mark Shuttleworth’s writing…

“With Ubuntu, our vision is to make the very best of free software freely available, globally. To the extent we make short-term compromises, for drivers or firmware along the way, we see those as bugs, and ones that will be closed over time.” [link]

“In the 1990s, Shuttleworth participated as a developer of Debian, a computer operating system. In 2004 he returned to the Linux world by funding the development of Ubuntu, a user-friendly distribution of Linux, through his company Canonical Ltd. In 2005 he founded the Ubuntu Foundation and made an initial investment of 10 million dollars. In the Ubuntu project, Shuttleworth is often referred to with the tongue-in-cheek title Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life, or SABDFL. In September 2005, he purchased a 65% stake of ImpiLinux.” [link]